The threat of smallpox resulting from bioterrorist action has prompted a reassessment of the level of immunity in current populations.
We have examined the magnitude and duration of antiviral antibody immunity conferred by smallpox vaccination in 246 participants of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. Of this population, 209… (More)
Anemia is a frequent problem among older persons, the prevalence of which may be particularly high in skilled-nursing facilities but recent data in this regard is lacking. The purpose of this study was to define the prevalence of anemia and its association with hospitalization in skilled-nursing home residents. We retrospectively reviewed randomly selected… (More)